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Reporting can come with a price in Pakistan

Editor’s note: The name of the journalist in this story has been changed for his protection. 

Shahid’s eyes fill with tears as he recalls his story of persecution and imprisonment for a crime he says he didn’t commit in Pakistan’s Peshawar region. A famous journalist in northern Pakistan, he and his newspaper were accused of blasphemy against Islam, a charge he vehemently denies.

Denials rarely stop persecution or the punishment.

“It’s as if they took my soul,” he says, wiping his eyes. “They crushed my will and have left me less than the man and journalist I used to be.”

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Apply for a Kiplinger Fellowship in digital journalism: social media, data and more

 

The flood gates are open: Apply today for a 2016 Kiplinger Fellowship at Ohio State University.

See our application page for full details about the weeklong digital reporting fellowship, which will run from April 3-8, 2016. The deadline for applications is Oct. 31.

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